The Voice Season 22: Camila Cabello Wants To Ruin Blake Shelton

The Voice Season 22 Camila Cabello

With Kelly Clarkson exiting her The Voice big red chair for this season to allow her to spend the summer with her kids, who would play Blake Shelton’s main nemesis? It appears that new coach Camila Cabello is happily and easily stepping into that role.

In the first promo of season 22, Camila and Blake tease each other. “You pronounce my name wrong,” she informs Blake. “Calls me Cam a lot, Carmichael, why’s it so hard for him?” Even Blake’s wife, Gwen Stefani, who has returned to the show this season, is laughing.

In the new 30 second clip, which features first glimpses of auditioning artists, Camila praises a young singer. “Your voice is so special,” she says to one. “It’s getting hot in here!” shouts returning coach, John Legend. “If we were on a dating app for The Voice, I would swipe right,” Camila declares, standing up and pumping her fists up and down. So far, Camila seems to be a bubbly and enthusiastic presence on the panel. 

“Please help me,” Blake asks Camila at one point, seemingly with a contestant Camila didn’t turn for. But does she help? Not Blake! “You and Gwen would make a great team!” she says to the singer in question. “What the…!” Blake begins to say, Camila interrupts, “I want the best for him!” Blake snaps back, “No you don’t, you want the worst for me!” Camila responds, “Both can be true!” So that’s how this is going to go.

Camila has stood in The Voice contestant’s shoes

Camila is new to the coaching job, but last season she served as John Legend’s Battle Round adviser. The Voice skipped the Spring cycle to make room for Kelly Clarkson and Snoop Dogg hosted The American Song Contest. But it remains to be seen if ACS will be renewed. Additionally, the singer knows all too well what it’s like to stand in their shoes. The singer competed on X Factor USA 10 years ago. Judge Simon Cowell eliminated the teen singer, but then brought her back as a member of a new girl group Fifth Harmony. The quintet went on to release several blockbuster hits until Camila departed in 2016 for a solo career.

In the meantime, reliable sources (Idol Forum spoilers) say that The Voice season 22 teams will be bigger, and the Knockout round will feature a major MAJOR format change!

The Voice season 22, featuring Carson Daly as host, will return to NBC on Monday, September 19 at 8 pm.

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